Smoking heroin delivers the opiate from the lungs to the arteries. Then, it travel through the bloodstream and goes directly to the user’s brain. Read more about effects of smoking heroin and how it affects the brain. More here
heroin addiction symptoms
The time it takes for heroin to kick in depends on the way it is taken. Heroin effects are usually felt within seconds after you take it. Find out more about heroin metabolism here.
Yes, heroin is an illicit narcotic drug. More on the legal and medical status of heroin here.
A very basic review of how opioid pain killers are like heroin…and how teens move from one drug-of-choice to another. Insights for parents, with a list of safety tips and action steps.
Yes, you can get addicted to heroin. More here on heroin’s addiction liability and how you get addicted in the first place.
People who use heroin regularly can develop dependence on heroin quickly. More on how the body adapts to the presence of heroin in the system here.
Is there a difference between physical dependence and addiction to heroin? The line is delicate, but there is a difference. More on this distinction here.
Signs of heroin addiction include drug seeking and compulsive behavior. Howe else can you identify a possible heroin addict? We review here.
Treating heroin addiction includes detox from physical dependence on heroin as well as addressing the mental compulsion to use. More here on how to treat heroin addiction and where you can go for help.
YES. Heroin is highly addictive. We review what heroin is made of, and how you get addicted to heroin here.